We visited Le Manoir back in August but felt compelled to write as we are looking to book again! We had a lovely stay split between two cottages our favourite of which was Les Jolie Arches. We have two smallish girls (3 and 4) at the time and we all really enjoyed it. My husband particularly enjoyed the social tennis and the girls had a great time with Lorraine in the crèche on a couple of mornings - such a treat to lie in the sun and read a book for a change!
Al the staff were helpful and were brilliant in arranging a dr's appointment for one of the girls.
I do have a few suggestions though that would really improve things for those with little ones such as ours and I do hope they might be implemented. Firstly the 'playground' near the bar area was seriously lacking. The see- saw was verging on dangerous and really needed to be replaced but more equipment in this area is really needed. It is great to be able to have a drink on holiday whilst chd play and this would be a real benefit to all parents if this area was properly equipped and maintained. I am not suggesting an adventure playground but some more low level equipment would be really appreciated. Secondly the larger playground area was also not brilliant and would benefit from being expanded to cater for those between say 4 and 8. The area was ideal as it was a little way from most of the cottages so play did not disturb the peace but it was not adequately shaded from the sun. I also know that the crèche suffered with sun problems too. Both areas would really benefit from a sail shade - easy to install, relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain but an addition of one for the crèche and one or two to shade the playground would be a real improvement.
Lastly it would be really wonderful if the bar would deliver meals to the cottages on request. So one could place an order from the menu and have it delivered to the cottage so parents can enjoy an evening off cooking without the need for a babysitter. This would surely drum up more business for the restaurant and benefit guests too.
This is a wonderful place to stay and I would thoroughly recommend it - in fact I already have a friend who has booked for the summer as a result of our reports but these few issues would make a big difference if implemented.
I could go on about its merits but have probably said enough. Just one more thing - if you have children the horse riding is not to be missed - inexpensive and pure bliss for 2 little girls on Shetlands just their size - really memorable.
- Also Known As:
- Manoir De Longeveau Hotel Pillac
- Manoir De Longeveau France/Pillac